Microsoft’s interest in the hardware department continues as the company has announced the Surface Laptop Go range, a light-weight notebook selection that targets the most affordable MacBook Air, as well as other competitors.
Surface Laptop Go Models are considerably more affordable in comparison to other surface devices, and it is quite clear that some of the most affordable versions are also designed to attract Chromebook fans. Redmond giant.
Affordable and light-weight
Microsoft has decided to focus quite heavily on the portability factor as the devices pack a 12.4-inch display, which is enough for productivity tasks. A smaller form factor has also favored the decrease of weight as Surface Laptop Go reaches 2.45 pounds, or approximately 1.1 kilograms, which is really good for people that need to travel often.
Base configurations start at $549, but they are a beat under-powered in comparison to the MacBook Air. However, the $899 version comes with great specs, sporting a 10th generation i5 processor made by Intel, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. The base version of the Macbook Air is pricier by 100$ and comes with a weaker processor.
Display and other features
A higher price does come with the benefit of an improved screen as the MacBook Air packs a larger 13.3-inch panel with a 2560 x 1600 resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio, which harnesses the True Tone technology. The panel selected by Microsoft delivers a 1535 x 1024 resolution paired with a 3:2 aspect ratio.
Ports are important for many users, and the Surface Laptop Go comes with a USB Type-C 3.2 port and a USB Type-A 3.1 port, along with a dedicated charging port and a headphone jack. Apple offers two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and both devices feature a fingerprint sensor. The Laptop Go gains an edge with Wi-Fi 6 and fast charging.
The Surface Laptop Go will be shipped from October 13, and pre-orders are available.
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